Sunday, June 14, 2015

Continental Congress Chooses National Flag

Congress chose the American National flag on June 14, 1777.
June 14, 1777
On this day in 1777 and during the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopting a resolution that "the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white" and that "the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." Believe it or not, the idea that seamstress Betsy Ross designed the new canton for the flag with a circle of 13 stars for George Washington is a legend that no one has been able to prove. 100 years later, the first Flag Day was observed where the U.S. flag was to be flown from all public buildings across the states.